"Brevity is what shaped Twitter's content style, and while the extra characters may change some aspects", he said, "it will make the service a bit easier to read and engage with". The move is the struggling social network's latest attempt at encouraging people to post more by removing arbitrary text limits (the 140 came from SMS character limitations no longer relevant in the smartphone age).
It says during the test many people tweeted the full 280 limit because it was new and novel, but soon after this people's behaviour normalised. In English, nine percent of tweets generally hit the character limit, said Twitter. The average tweet length in Japanese is just 15 characters. The result is that users spend too much time trying to edit their tweets down, or abandon them altogether.
"We - and many of you - were concerned that timelines may fill up with 280-character tweets, and people with the new limit would always use up the whole space".
Now the San Francisco tech firm is officially doubling the character limit of its tweets to 280 characters. The change won't apply to Chinese, Japanese, or Korean languages because the density of their writing allows users to say more with fewer characters. In its current form, Twitter has proved cumbersome for new users, yet each time the company tries to change an important feature, heavy users complain.
"In September, we launched that expanded the 140 character limit so that every person around the world could express themselves easily in a Tweet", a Twitter blog post confirming the expansion of the character limit read. Only five percent of users went above 140 characters during the test, and only 2 percent ever went north of 190 characters.
The militants were identified as Divisional Commander Muhammad Bhai and Waseem, a resident of Pulwama's Drubgam. The search operation led to a gunbattle after the terrorists fired at the security forces, they said.
A United Nations -backed tribunal has indicted five Hezbollah members for the killing but the group denies any involvement. A Saudi minister said on Saturday that Mr Hariri's personal security detail had "confirmed information" about the plot.
Towards the end of the second run, the Agera RS even surpasses 450 km/h - close to the speed of a small aircraft. It recently announced that the successor to the Venom GT, the 1600-bhp Venom F5 , could break the 300-mph limit.
In an interview with BuzzFeed , actor Anthony Rapp said he attended a party at Spacey's NY apartment in 1986, when he was 14. The man said: "I told him, 'I don't think I'm ok with this, I don't think I'm comfortable with this".
The new device is priced marginally higher at Rs 13,499 in comparison to the 2GB variant which was launched at Rs 12,499. The smartphone has an internal storage of 16GB; the storage can be expanded up to 128GB through a MicroSD card .
Sessions replied, "I have not seen anything that would indicate collusion with Russians to impact the campaign". And whether it becomes a problem for him or not may just depend on President Trump and also on Congress.
Flynn worked on the campaign and his son worked closely with him and briefly worked on the Trump campaign's transition. Flynn Sr. was paid $530,000 for lobbying work benefiting Turkey, and only registered as foreign agent retroactively.
According to the Warren County Regional Jail's website, Boucher remained in jail as of Saturday afternoon with a bond of $5,000. Republican Senator Rand Paul was the victim of a physical assault in his Kentucky home, suffering minor injuries.
Judge Won't Free Manafort From House Arrest, Yet
Manafort may owe $10 million if he violates his release terms, while Gates could owe $5 million if he violates his terms. He added that despite his characterizations in the media, Manafort isn't "a 68-year-old "Jason Bourne" character".
Bengals AJ Green ejected for fighting vs. Jaguars
Center Brandon Linder , returning from a three-week absence because of illness, will replace Cann at guard. As it was, the Jaguars gained 407 yards as Blake Bortles went 24-of-38 for 259 yards with a touchdown.
George HW Bush Openly Criticizes Trump in New Book
Bush had had a lifetime of making bold decisions. "Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush didn't expect Trump to win the general election, Updegrove told CNN in an interview about the book.
Trump greets Sikhs on Guru Nanak's birth anniversary
Guru Nanak Dev Ji taught every person should be treated equally as Waheguru (God) created everyone and present in every soul. Thousands of devotees, including children, were seen taking bath in holy sarovar at the Golden Temple.
New Zealand chooses to bat vs India in 2nd T20
While the required rate kept creeping up, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni could only make a difference to the margin of defeat. India are coming into the match with one change in their playing XI with pacer Mohammed Siraj comes in place of Nehra.
Battle for Azeroth is the latest WoW expansion
Classic servers are not unknown quantities in World of Warcraft but they have all been unofficial. The more powerful theHeart of Azeroth, the more powerful abilities can be given to the armor.
Potential T-Mobile And Sprint Merger Falls Apart
But in a joint statement Saturday, Sprint and T-Mobile said they are calling off merger negotiations for the foreseeable future. Now that nothing has changed, Sprint remains in a vulnerable position, having reported annual losses for ten consecutive years.